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Last Of Us Creative Director Neil Druckman Jokingly Requests The Half-Life License From Valve

by Kyle Hilliard on Sep 10, 2015 at 08:01 AM

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In a fun bit of "imagine if..."  thinking, Neil Druckman, creative director of The Last of Us and Uncharted 4, jokingly requested the Half-Life license from Valve, pointing out that they've already suited up Alyx Vance's performer, Merle Dandridge, in a motion capture suit once before.

Dandridge provided the voice of Vance in Half-Life 2 and its subsequent episodes, and provided both performance and the voice for Marlene in The Last of Us. She recently tweeted the picture seen above, which appears to be from the set of The Last of Us, and wrote, "This. My happy place."

You can can check out Druckman's tweet referencing Half-Life below.

The tweet was obviously made in jest, and offers no indication of Naughty Dog doing anything with Half Life (as evidenced by the winky face), but it does inspire some interesting thinking. Would you like to see someone other than Valve tackle a Half-Life game? Would Naughty Dog be a good fit? It's unclear if Valve is even working on Half-Life 3 right now, so why not let someone have a stab at it?